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LaMont Johnson Edit Profile

composer , consultant , musician , Producer

Lamont Johnson, composer, musician, producer, consultant. Recipient numerous music and film awards including Jazz Heritage Foundation, Duke Ellington Award for Composer/Arranger, Los Angeles, 1977, National Negro Scholarship Foundation, 1958, Video Showcase award National Jazz Service Organization, 1993.

Background

Johnson, LaMont was born on October 1, 1941 in New York City. Son of James Arthur and Katie Mae (Mathis) Johnson.

Education

Student, Manhattan College. Student, Syracuse University.

Career

Pianist, various, since 1963; producer motion pictures, various, since 1965; composer, motion picture scores, various, 1968-1982; composer classical works, various, 1967-1976. Board directors Artisan Filmworks. Consultant Anheuser-Busch.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Pianist/soloist Charley Parker memorial Album, 1964, numerous other recordings including Sun, Moon and Stars, Speed of Light, Aces and Kostelanetz Plays the Academy Award Winner, (with others) Jackies Blues Bag (winner Jazz Showcase National television Competition 1995, 96), New and Old Gospel. Developer several ethnic pieces for production at Lincoln Center, New York, 1967, in association with Maestro Leonard Bernstein and Choreographer Jerome Robbins, classical works including Interstellar Suite, performed by the LaMirada Symphony Orchestra, 1974-1975 and Symphony Number Two in Blues, performed by various symphonic orchestras, 1974-1976, light operatic works including Everycat and Silas. Pianist album Burned By the Passion, 1992 Riverside Jazz Festival.

      Performances for Music Department University California Riverside. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

With United States Air Force, 1959-1962. Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (recipient standard award, since 1977), Academy Performing Arts and Sciences, Writers Guild of America, Jazz Heritage Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, auto restoration.

Connections

Married France Ellis, may 25, 1978 (divorced 1985). Children: Astrid-Brett, Neil Collin-Keith, Rand.

father:
James Arthur Johnson

mother:
Katie Mae (Mathis) Johnson

spouse:
France Ellis

child:
Rand Johnson

child:
Astrid-Brett Johnson

child:
Neil Collin-Keith Johnson